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police report in front of him. there is case law clearly on point that says that is an appropriate basis and substantial evidence for administrative fact-finding, both the sworn declaration of the police officer and the police officer relating the testimony of other people who had been in the vice team who also participated. so can i say for sure what happened in those cases? no, i can't, but there is no indication that the factual predicate was wrong. it was proper. >> statement sorry, one last question. was there a fine that was levied towards the ceo? >> yes, there is a $2500 fine being levieed >> thank you. >> thank you. commissioners barring any further questions, the matter is submitted. >> might i make clear to the commissioners what is before you tonight is the permit itself. but the board has not given you jurisdiction over the fee part of this. so it's really the suspension of the permit that you get to decide on. >> thank you. >> and also, just for clarification, we have no jurisdiction to reduce the penalty? >> right. >> that is correct. up or down? >> i'm sorry,
account was given to law enforcement by the witness for follow-up. for his exemplary performance in his regular duties and for his calm, clear thinking response to such a potential tragic episode, we are very pleased to recognize him for special recognition. presenting these awards is the director of security. investigations and enforcement, and cameron sami, our new manager of enforcement. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon, chair nolan and pardon my voice, i'm just getting over a bug here. directors, today gives me really great pleasure. i think most of us know that our pcos are regularly on the front lines for any number of things that occurred in our city. including special events like the giant's parade. and often times they are faced with having to make split-second decisions. and this is just an example of the work that they do. i had the pleasure of working with mark when he was a fare inspector, and was proud when he promoted up and became a pco supervisor. his quick-thinking enabled us to take a very dangerous individual off the streets and really by asking the witness to
in l.a., and then moved up to the bay area, and i went to stanford. i came back after law school. my background for the first few years was as a practicing attorney. i worked in the private sector for a number of years. and then i worked for the city as a deputy city attorney and then became general counsel of the school district of san francisco and through that became involved in politics and at some point decided to run for office. >> you have lived in san francisco for awhile. why did you decide to live here? supervisor campos: i have always felt that san francisco is unique. i have always loved this city. i think that san francisco is -- it represents the best of what this country has to offer. it is a place that welcomes people from all over the world, from all over the country, and is a place that not only tolerates, but actually increases diversity. it is a place that is forward thinking in terms of how it looks at issues, and it has always felt like home. as a gay latino man, i felt this was a place where i could be happy. >> why did you get involved? supervisor campos: i th
pete, from pete's coffee. in the 1970s when i was in law school, i lived in the mission and i bought my bagels at holy bagel. i opened a little cafe on what was something just built, something called united nations plaza and i was cited by the city, by the department of public works for violation of section 723 of the public code for trying to put tables on the plaza and have a nice outdoor cafe. i had had to get a letter virtually signed by every member of the board of supervisors and had to sit down with the director of public works to be able to put tables on the plaza. as a result, the code was changed, and that opened the doors for outdoor dining in san francisco. later, things also changed to allow for hot dog carts. you might remember problems that you had with stanley steemer. this man complies with what is required to have a food truck. dpw has given him had a permit. i go downtown from time to time, i stand in line at different places, trying to get a cup of coffee, a cappuccino, an expresso. this is in compliance with what is now the existing law of san francisco. i suggest
through about how surplus property can be allocated according to state law. i am looking forward to that conversation. in the long-term i'm happy that we have had a robust discussion in the chamber and with the mayor's office in terms of what that funding can look like and what that support means. >> supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: i want to thank supervisor kim for bringing this up until forward. i support it in its entirety. i spoke last week at the inauguration of about how we have two san francisco's. one that is falling behind; and an economy that is growing. it we are looking at 40 percent of the juniors not ready to graduate in a years time, that is a serious problem that we need to address. i believe that these folks -- that is part of the generation that will not be successful in our local economy and we have to make sure that we are supporting san franciscans in this way, making sure people have the skills in the background to get jobs in the future and if we are not successful here we know that they will fall behind the cracks. it's really a no-brainer. we
provides. we're a civil rights office and civil right laws are not affirmative action laws and they don't say you have to do more for people with disabilities. you have to provide accommodations, particularly if requested, but because we have members who sometimes have participated on the bridge line, we have allowed that. i will get into a little bit of weeds here, we're a passive meeting body. we're not a policy-making body. the city
at our current state and local laws and policy as round parking placards. and the goal is to look at possible legislation or policy development in order to increase the availability of accessible parking. because we have heard many complaints that you can't find a place to park with your placard. the blue zones are taken up. we started to meet in october and we plan to be finished with this project towards the end of march. i am the co-chair of that committee, along with the mta director ed reiskin and committee members include our -- a pretty broad representation across the disability community. including our council member roland wong. independent living center director jessie lornez. activist bob planthold and represents from the department of motor vehicle, and so on. it's a daunting task and we talked briefly before the meeting started about good luck with that. [ laughter ] we're actually making some progress and so far, we have been reviewing what other city and states have done to try to get a sense of best-practices. we are just now starting to discuss possible changes t
to dance. this is our city. we have come here to make it law. [indiscernible] after one second, -- [indiscernible] give us respect and give our brethren power. again, after 28 years i come with -- two canes. i come at eight o'clock in the morning. i would like to tell to anyone who is becoming president, welcome and thank you. we have work --inds [indiscernible] [indiscernible] -- god bless you. and god protect our sheriff, our fire department, our chief of police. thank you for helping me and supporting me. >> president: thank you very much. next speaker please. >> good morning supervisors, my name is [indiscernible] proud member of the district 6. , saying that i woke up this morning and i was saying, wow, we have not had two african american people, women, since the wonderful supervisors kennedy. and mrs. ward. i do not get a chance to see her. i was very happy and involved in politics back then. i'm glad to see supervisor breed. and just say that both women, supervisor kim, when i started here when she was first elected i called her ms. kim. she got my respect on the fin
and moral violations and behavior contrary to law, and explaining the concept of moral imperative to a child. so they know when to make an ethical violation than the moral and imperative. that is it's already to lie to save your life. i would like to field questions concerning nonviolent parenting. anyone with a question? >> unfortunately we are not able to engage in a dialogue on this topic. we can't discuss items not on the agenda. this is your time to talk to us. >> how can i get on your agenda? >> that's a good question. >> here is my information yet once again. i would love to get on your agenda. i would be happy to meet with anyone on this topic. i think that it can decrease the level of violence in the schools and increase test scores. please contact me with the next step of this important topic. thank you very much. >> okay. thank you very much. we are now going to move to item k. advisory committee reports and appointments by board members. any appointments this evening? seeing none. i am pleased to introduce our elections commission report. delivered by our election commission appo
is a great brother. lives in la. my brother jess is here, he's going to stand up right now to. my sister-in-law katie cepeda, they have a beautiful garden. i want to say thank you for all your support. have a great campaign staff as well. what do not have to rev up like we did last year when i was running for mayor; i want to thank folks who help me in my campaign, luis barona [sounds like] (applause) not having an opponent was more than we bargained for. i have great volunteers as well, fabiana ochoa, somewhere in the room. as supervisor mar mentioned, nate miller, he was cloned, he worked in my campaign and also on eric's campaign; he is like san francisco's secret weapon; he will go far in helping other candidates in the future. my treasurer ruth (indiscernible) thank you for your great work. i want to mention susana ralph, i met her when i was campaigning in 2008, she has been watching our kids every week; she has been a family member, my kids love her and she has been a great support for our family. i cannot fail to recognize what she has brought and she is currently i guess the ca
with the current law and the findings of the audit. i believe that we have a reading by superintendent or designee. >> thank you, i would like to ask jill hooferdike to please present. >> good evening, we are requesting action of 1212 to confirm with the findings of the spring. >> okay, i have no speaker card for this item. are there any comments from the board or superintendent? vice president fewer. >> yes, i believe that the curriculum committee heard this policy. and i think we -- refresh my memory, it was a while ago that we gave a positive recommendation on to the board. yes. >> commissioner wynns. >> what we are doing to conform with current laws, what changes are we making and what do we otherwise not conform? >> we currently don't have an existing board policy entitled parent involvement. we don't have one at hall -- all. we are putting one in place to conform with the requirements. >> okay, roll call please. >> ly. >> yes. >> wong. >> yes. >> fewer. >> yes. >> haney. >> yes. >> ma >> -- maufas. >> yes. >> dr. murase. >> aye. >> wynns. >> aye. >> there are no board member proposals this e
green customers we're focusing on will receive so it's compliant with the requirements of the state law. so what are we going to say when we're on your front porch? really what we're looking at here is educating folks and asking if they want participate. if they want to participate what are we going to do? we will tell them "great, you will receive opt out notifications and you don't need to take any action". if we're talk to a household that really is not interested. i'm having a hard enough time paying my bills. i really can't afford to make this choice, or i am just not interested. then we will be making sure that customer is aware of the opt out notifications they will receive. to the extent that we don't hear from them in reply of the opt out and we will go back and say "hey whrks we talked to you before you said you weren't interested and you haven't sent the opt out in. did it get lost on the kitchen counter?" just to make sure that folks that told us they're not interested follow through and how to say no thank you through the opt out card and again we don't want accid
in these financial statements if we noted any non-compliance with laws and regulations and we noted no find of non-compliance with laws and regulations. with the specific tests that we go into, we verify the compliance with the federal requirements so we know there are no exceptions. we look at the interrible controls internal controls and payroll internally and look the controls and we have noted no deficiencies in internal control. we are required to communicate to you whether we noted any difficultis in the performance of the audit or whether we noted a audit adjustments, which is the second letter in the package that you have. we noted -- we proposed no audit adjustments. management has been one step forward giving us all the financial information that we needed to complete our audit and for that we thank management staff. i would be happy to answer any questions? >> are there any questions? if not, thank you for the report and the presentation. seeing no questions, can we move to our next and last item? >> yes. item no. 8 is the approval of the minutes of november 19, 2012 meeting. >> i
. with the hope that a new president will have a greater respect for the public and the law. the sunshine ordinance provides for up to 3 minutes of public comment. unfortunately the board for some years provided a maximum of two minutes in what i believe is contradiction of the law. and innovation but the current president of the board provided on that score was to pull the plug on this speaker instead of doing something more humane and diplomatic as done in most of the places. there was also the unfortunate incident of having an library advocate who has been one of the most gentlemanly of gentlemen, removed when -- well, it's an unfortunate story that is in litigation. i wish all of you the best of luck. i hope that all of you will as i said listen to the public and that urge the board to get a fresh start with a new president. thank you very much. >> president: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon happy new year to all of you. it is so great to see our leaders here. i am a native san francisco, district 10. all the candidates are qualified. i have the up this respect and
. and comply to all of the laws. and then my last question follow up to this is if the asian neighborhood designers reaching out to all of these businesses they must be collecting some sort of data and do we access that data? what do we use with all that have? or what do we do with that information? >> it just started so, i would say that, you know, that is a good point. and in terms of just the exact data, that we are collecting, and i don't know if we really sat down and articulated what that is. so that is a good question for me to follow up with. with them. and in the program administrator. i think, we are trying the third party approach just because of the fact of even if from my office and my staff, if we go in and talk to business and we say that we are, you know, here is my card and says that we are from the city, that is just automatically just sort of creates some sort of block or wall or fear and so, i have heard from at least from the first walk through right after the express conference is that there were businesses that were actually very happy. that they felt that a little
on the new law that has passed. so i'm wondering if this is something that will be brought up-to-date with the coit committee to make sure everyone is on the saming page and talking to the right he stills? >> that is right. we'll include that in the coyote system, as well as the budgeting process this year. >> the value on the table for that second year which is an estimate for the value provided in the budget analyst's report appearses overstated because it overstates the fringe rate. if we take the top step for the 0953 job class and apply .45% fringe rate, which is what we expect the rate to look like for 2014. >> 45% is the fringe rate? >> they are liking to exceed 40% next fiscal year. >> okay. well, in any case with position authority that exists with that job classification, did won't exceed the amount it ought to be in the system, correct? >> as we approve that position and that position is vote in the system we're not paying more? >> that is direct in the item in front of you is a supplemental just for the current fiscal year. you will see the full budget ne
. radius services determined the midpoint of the assessor's block when the law is the midpoint of the block face. and within the public works code, it distinguishes between a block face and an assessor's block. "assessor's block" is perhaps could be three-block faces as in this case. and it's used multiple times in the public works code. amid the block face where the star is. and all of these businesses did not receive notice. so dpw testified a couple of months ago that 101 2nd street is within a 300' radius. i want to ask dpw did anyone at 101 2nd street receive notice? if they did not, notice was not served properly. the second point is the 300' radius. the ordinance use the word "radius." the order itself says there are no like foods within a 300' radius. radius is the proper measurement and dpw is going to get up here and say oh, no, we're going use walking distance and we can't determine what a 300' radius, when they are required to send out a notice to businesses within a 300' radius. they know all the businesses within that 300' radius and they are going to get up here and say i d
of my mother-in-law. is rather appropriate because she was the mother of the san francisco police officer. she immigrated to this country, strong armenian woman, and had to go back to school to be reregistered as a nurse. she went back to state college later in life and completed courses where she received a teaching certificate to teach preschool at west porta in the early days of preschool days. she was small in stature, but i stood tall on her shoulders and women like her. >> i would also like to express condolences to mike nevans' family; he was a police inspector. i got to know him when he was state legislature. he is also the late uncle of someone who has been in the city -- pj johnston. >> also we would adjourn in honor of spector mike nevin. also sadly we have to adjourn in honor of three current san francisco officers. these are current members. our thoughts and prayers are with her family, their cohorts at the stations, tonight we adjourn in the memory of them and others. we are adjourned. >> it has been amazing. the people have been so gracious and so support
. the law cost more than the money. next speaker. >> ray hart, director san francisco open government i would like. two items that i would like on the screen until i remove them both. mary lee why do you have a double standard -- actions fell below the standard appropriate for a public official. the ethics commission recommended the mayor remove ms. gomez. the ethics commission sent a follow-up letter advising the mayor as to the reasons why he declines to take any action relation to ms. gomez contact. he refused to even acknowledge the recommendations regarding one of his appointed officials. well, boys and girls, can you spell the word hypocrisy? one of the things that i noticed, i served as a field election deputy person in the -- district in the 2008 elections. the hunters point, bay view community is traditionally and historically underserved. in the branch library improvement program of the 26 libraries, who got the last library after 10 damned years? bayview hunters point. those people should not trust you as far as you throw a rock. >> getting supervisors my name is andre
of people who i think are quite knowledgable on this subject yesterday and the subject wag illegal in-law units which are present throughout the city and one of the group in the specific area in the city indicated it was his feeling up to 80% of the units there had illegal -- or housing individual housing units there had an illegal unit in it. and i think this is an issue that we have to confront eventually because it's got a lot of -- it's a lot of effects on the entire housing stock. and one of them that came to mind for me is the fact that when there are two units in building it raises the price of building significantly and you really have prices based upon two units, not on one. and it might explain why, when i and starting to practice places in modest homes in the sunset and richmond victor were around 40,000. the increases each in the most pricey areas are 10 times what they were in those days, 10 to maybe 12 times. in places like the sunset and parts of the richmond, they're 20 times. these houses are selling for 800,000. so i'm not saying the total cause of this is secondar secon
on suicide prevention and the stresses on law enforcement. >> president mazzucco: we did receive that e-mail today and it's open to the commissioners if you want to attend. we had a very good meeting with mary dunnigan's group and if we can have kelly dunn present. these are issues that involved the community and the department so i would like an update on that. >> i second that getting an update from the behavioral science unit because i remember last year we worked on this and we had a couple of recommendations. the chief was very supportive and i'm curious about how all of the recommendations have panned out, how it's been implemented. i definitely feel very sad for the officers who passed away just last month or so. so i think we need to continue to refocus on this issue because officers deal with a lot of trauma in the work they do and we need to stay on top of addressing this and giving them services that they need and deserve. definitely want to hear back where that is. presentation last year. i dropped it. i think i saw maybe 50 or so officers there. he did a great job. he was a
conditions. and i have a couple of questions, first of all i want to say that ignorance of the law is no excuse. and you have been in business nine years at that location and for nine years you have needed an extended hours permit. also, you can't blame your employees for not acting right because the buck stops with the managers and the employer. and you have to take responsibility for that. and if you have a beer and wine license, which is an abc permit, you are not supposed to let intoxicated people into your place. that is... it is just you are not supposed to, period. as long as you have a license. having said that, i wanted to ask you about three notices of violation that you got dated october 16th, and noticing that you were in violation of 1060 and 1070, where a permit is required and also, noise ordinance. and then, you had another one and you continued to operate even though you were given a notice of violation. and you got another notice of violation on november 11th. at 2:30 in the morning and also a violation of 1070.1 which is the extended hours permit and you continue
parking and infringement by parked cars on the sidewalk. the mta cac recommends that sidewalk parking laws be enforced not just against cars that leave less than 4' of travel room for pedestrians, but for any car being more than 1' into the sidewalk. the next long motion concerns operator training. cac recommends that the agency expand its operator training capacity in order to meet the long-term operator needs of the agency. even to the understood short-term detriment to service that might result from shifting personnel from operator to trainer positions. the cac recommends the agency make adoption of polices and systems to decrease trainee washout rates a higher priority. the cac recommends the agency investigate whether simulator training would be cost-effective and whether purchasing simulator equipment in conjunction with other transit agencies in the region would make sense? cac recommends that operators receive more hands-on training in boarding and deboarding disabled passengers using actual disabled passengers. the final motion from our october meeting concerns graffiti removal.
community are equal under the constitution and under the laws of this country. and what a better time for the city and county of san francisco to send a message that recognizes the dignity and humanity of this community, by dodging the contributions of one of its heroes harvey milk. that is what this is about. my proposal to name this airport is the first airport named after an openly gay person we are in no way trying to diminish the work and accomplishments of other individuals who are also deserving of that honor. this has to be viewed in the context of what is happening in this country and in this world. it has to be viewed in the context of history. one of the things that i have learned about my term on the board of supervisors is that time flies. time goes by very quickly. i am now beginning my fifth year as a member of this board. and the decisions that we make are important. they are the most important when we can impact people's lives; when we can change people's lives and how people see the world. what is amazing about this idea is that those 40 million people, those 9
's the largest exercise i think in the united states or one of them. over 3500 law enforcement officers from the bay area are involved. it's a 48 hour full scale exercise and there is more in the report if you want to read about it. there was a fire at the portal and we pulled together officials and talk about response efforts and what we needed to do and we were able to quickly hand over the role for office of small business but i thank my staff for the good work that they did, and finally we talked about sf heroes in this meeting. i hope you downloaded that app in our smartphone. it's available for i phones and droids. we received the gold award for the sf heroes application and we are very proud of that. that being said i'm going to move on the agenda. i did want to point out in your packets we have a report from our disaster preparedness coordinators and on the back of the report. this is from the last meeting. we will start to include that in each of the disaster council meetings. we want to know what your folks are doing. they're representing you here doing all of our disaste
to. i'm glad that we will comply with what the law already requires in the intent of those measures were. the whole point of the supplemental is to recognize that we have a fundamental problem in our hands. business as usual is no longer acceptable. we have a city of great wealth; we have the highest performing urban school district in the entire state of california. one of the highest performing urban school districts in the entire country. and yet, for certain groups of kids the system is failing them. and in fact we know that for certain kids that you are talking about, latino kids, african-american kids, english language learner kids, they have a better shot at success in other school districts in the bay area than they do in the san francisco school district. we have to change that. this appropriation is about recognizing that while money is not the only answer, money is part of the answer. this is about closing the achievement gap which is one of the single most important challenges that we are facing as a city. that is why this vote is so important. and so i would once again
, over and above the already inconsistent application of the existing law. it seems unfair to me because they offered nothing. the mills act was redone to make it easier for property owners to that's great. doesn't help me a bit. i've been there 27 years. it's not going to help me at all. they said at one time it would help us increase the values of our property. i think the city has backed off on that since our property values are already a little bit over the top. what i want to know is why the department doesn't have to follow the same rules that i have to follow when i am asked for something to be done. when i ask for utility undergrounding for our neighborhood i had to talk to every homeowners, not tenants, i had to come to the city and research it, i had to get the name of every single homeowner in a four contiguous block area and then it was my responsibility to get 51% of the homeownership, not 51% of the people who wanted to respond, 51% of the homeowners before the city would consider my request for utility undergrounding. i'm going through the same process again with sewer rep
beverage distributinger who make sure that we abide by all liquor laws. >> we passed inspeption by the police, the fire and the electrical department and we ask that the commission approve the permits for the wax museum and the water front terraces. >> we provided the photos of the water fronts and including a brochure of the wax museum and some of the photos shows the venue as vacant and also shown the photos of the previous events. >> okay. >> if you have any questions i will be glad to answer. >> any questions by the commission. >> i have one question. >> is your company really made it since 1898. >> i love the name? >> it is? >> yes, that is one of the companies that doctrine & covenants 1998 doing business as water front ter ace. >> okay. wow, thank you >> any representative from the police department on this issue? >> yes. >> from the central station representing captain tom. i have met with water front terraces and they have had successful events there and gone through the entertainment commission to get the one-days and everything has gone over very, very well. i look fo
budget for all of us." it's convening groups include well-known groups like the western center on law and poverty, health access, the california partnership, and the california immigrant policy center. the mantra is "restore, rebuild and reinvest." so this advocacy will be taken up by various groups including the california alliance of retired americans. there are four polices that are coming from this california budget for all of us. four polices for the coming california budget cycle. one, restore the social safety net cuts being implemented now during this 2012-2013 fiscal year. second, a moratorium on cuts to vital programs for vulnerable californians in the coming year. that includes lots of us. third, continue to work for revenue solutions to close budget gaps in future budgets. fourth, corporations must pay their fair share, too. i will give a copy of this to miss mcspadden, so she can follow-up. i want you folks to be away there are lobby days set for later in may for the governor's revised budget, both for seniors and also for those with disabilities. i encourage you to monit
out in the regulations in the law. the bathroom is not 200' from where the truck is. in fact, it's about a block and a half. you have to go half a block across the street and north half a block and up the stairs and back in the mezzanine and i viewed it today and i can tell you it's quite a ways. and there is no handicap path of travel to the bathroom, which is required. no way can the customers use it or the employees use it. no. 2 is parking. it's taking the last two spaces in this whole large two and a half block area of downtown. no parking. we need parking for customers. we don't need parking for coffee. no. 3 the side door, when you open the side door it will take 60% of the sidewalk. it's right in front of a restaurant. when the restaurant puts out their tables it takes up 40% of the table, 60 and 40 last time i checked was 100. where are the pedestrians in it's a problem. we have an illegal bathroom and we're losing the parking and side door operations make it impossible. this deal just doesn't pass muster and when it doesn't pass muster, you can't sell mustard. thank you
representing a wide area of government agencies, law enforcement agencies, service providers, educators and community members. we are committed to ending human trafficking through collaboration, education, outreach, raising awareness and supporting survivors of human trafficking. how many cities have this kind of public private cooperation? i don't know but we are among the first and speaks about the efforts put forth in the city but isn't this the city where all things that are impossible can happen? i wanted to just a few people who are here. first and foremost the honorable mayor ed lee. and supervisor carmen chu, has been a great champion. the winners of the sf cat annual poster concert and the keynote speaker, -- a human traffic survivor and advocate. i want to say that other human rights commissioners are here, -- and vice chair doug chen, -- commissioner, the president julie -- nancy kirshner rodriguez, police chief greg sur (sounds like) -- i will like to turn this over to mayor lee.diana are you here? he is on his way. well - thank you. why don't we do that? why waste a
in their law enforcement capability, and requires services if a lap person requires assistance. in san francisco on like many police departments there's over 150 bilingual officers and that is remarkable. if you look across the nation, san francisco is at the forefront at having such a source of bilingual officers. the department general order prohibits officers from relying on children, bystanders, family members to be interpreters unless there are exigent circumstances. once that is resolved, the police needs to have a bilingual officer or an interpreter from line with from language services language services to continue. those in the community, trying to resolve situations of language access, this language liaison officer appointed through this general order. our work wasn't done when it was implemented in 2007. part of what we wanted to do was put together training, and a brochure for the public so they would know what their rights are and responsibilities. we put together a brochure, translated it into five different languages. it is the way in which individuals can le
, this is an important part of the puzzle with the justis ringing together information of the law-enforcement, district attorney's office and the support network understand and have an idea what the statistics are. this is incredible. thank you so much for your efforts. >> thank you. >> commissioner turman: the fiscal year data on the mock-up goes back to 2010. does your data go back further than that? >> it goes back further than that. there is data going further back. >> within your portal? >> the data does exist; we just did not show it in this report. >> commissioner turman asked the question but i want to be clear that the data goes back further than what is indicated on the report. i also want to command and thank the team that is putting this together, the governance council, but certainly this is something to be very clear that has been in the making for over a decade. this really started with the task force, which is now in oversight panel as we have mentioned previously. there is a teamwork and resources to make sure we have coordinated data that is appropriate for each departmen
owner's responsibility to create the business and learn the laws and follow them. it is not the community's job to police them and if you have a very good understanding of the neighborhood and the tender loin then certainly you know how many community groups are in the area and just passing the buck is very little hope that 3:30 is going to work. >> okay. >> mr. king? >> commissioner akers? >> aye. >> commissioner hyde? >> aye. >> commissioner tan? >> aye. >> lee? >> aye. >> joseph. >> aye. >> good luck to you, don't violate this permit. i mean, don't. no excuses. thank you. >> commissioners? i have to take my leave, i'm doing the christmas tree down stairs i just got texted twice, and they need me. so i am going to pass the bevel off to commissioner hyde. >> commissioners if we are moving on to item number, 1. so is there any public comment, this is time for the public to come in and address the commission on issues that are not on our agenda? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. are we doing the report and all of that number two. >> they are continuing that
could fill in some of the gaps for me. the code of conduct largely came out of the -- the law that created the code of conduct requirement came out of the experience that pg&e and marin energy had when marin energy launched its program so the code of conduct puts certain restrictions on both parties, the utility, in our case pg&e and on us as a cca. broadly speaking it prohibits either party from misleading customers. it requires that any expenditures that pg&e incurs to actively market against the program cannot be reimbursed by rate payers and shared by shareholders. it allows pg&e to answer questions and educate about their program and how it compares to our program. it requires both parties to work with the california public utilities commission public advisor's office to create a comparison document that would be made able by all parties on the two program offerings. so that gives you some of the key elements. >> and the code of conduct you said is in the process of being approved or is approved. >> so a proposed decision was drafted and sent out for comment by the cu
the commission? >> i move to approve but i want them to enforce the smoking law. which is they have to be at the curb 15 feet from any door, or window of any building, 15 feet, is that what it is? >> i think that it is. and or the curb, whichever is, if you have not got 15 feet you have to be at the curb. so i want them to... i i want to put that as a condition that they enforce smoking. >> i have a question. >> hold on. >> do you guys have a sign posted? maybe by the tree out there that says please smoke at the curb or 15 feet from the door? >> we don't currently have a sign. we can do that. >> have you a prominent tree you can post up a couple of signs just to remind people. >> good idea. >> that is my motion. >> okay. >> and i would just like to make sure that there is a phone... or a phone. >> i will amend my motion to include a contact phone for and a phone number be given to the neighbors upstairs. >> okay. very good. >> we have a motion and we have a second in >> second. >> okay, call the roll. >> okay. the permit has been approved with the various amendment and good luck. ok
the millsabilitmills actand to our s taken advantage of it supervisor wiener has improved the law but that sounds like a gini pig situation to me. i emphasize there are people in the community feel this will greatly add to the cost of living there in terms of extra designer fees, contractor, expediter fees and that will make it hard for people with young families to stay in the neighborhood. thank you. >> president fong: additional speakers who have called? >> hello. my name is kenneth wingard on the castro benefit district and the market octavia plan community advisory committee. and have a degree in architectural preservation. today i am here as a four decade resident of the neighborhood. i've renovated a 1860's cottage that was designated as unsalvageable and in 1905 edwardian that had fallen into disrepair. i fell in love with the neighborhood with these diamonds in the rough and have been delighted at the current glorious state of the neighborhood. there is no question that everyone loves the neighborhood. my lovely neighbors who i respect a lot, myself, it's just a matter of how we should take c
'd like to point out something that may be a possibility, which is even though the law may saline notices can't be sent out until the second bill is past due, what about sending out notices. it doesn't have to be a notice, a lien notice. it could be just a postcard oring? something like that. so, lastly, to clear this up, in the proposal they say that they would send out something 45 days after the bill was due. that's still 75 days of water usage. 75 days of water usage has occurred then under that case under the new recommendation. and that's 2-1/2 months of water usage we'll have no control about. if they do collect two months' worth of security [speaker not understood]. technically they send it out -- the date they send it out is not the date we receive t. we receive it some days later so thank you for the opportunity to speak in front of you. >> so, who with have you spoken to on our staff? >>> to todd and marge. and they're here. >> and they've been kind to you and open to you? [laughter] >>> yes, they have. >> we want to make sure of that. >>> in the beginning quite honestly, i was
effective, to be able to communicate more clearly with other law-enforcement agencies. that is something that we do need to work on. with regards to crime in the district, i would say that our district is more impacted by a lot of property crime. we see many cars being broken into. many quality of life issues -- graffiti. we see cars being stolen, those kinds of issues. we do have other kinds of incidences. shootings that might have occurred, but they are not as frequent. our quality of life issues and burglary issues are more prevalent. with some of the recent changes with the police department to get investigators out to the district stations, i think that has been a big improvement and will help focus some of the investigators' time to deal with crimes that people might not think our high impact, but have a big footprint in terms of our district's crime rates. but governor brown has proposed -- >> governor brown has proposed redevelopment agencies. hawhat are your thoughts on tha? supervisor chu: we currently have plans that really are dependent on having the development agencies and
on the new law that has passed. so i'm wondering if this is somethn
of two. the housing code has the authority under local law and under state and [speaker not understood] statutes to be able to be retroactive. and indeed there is a whole list of retroactive provisions and this code section is one. they're listed in chapter 2 of the housing code. and indeed the inaugural structural engineer on this commission had, when we were going through changes, had each of those descriptions of what those sections are listed. so, this is on there. it is retroactive. all other buildings built at this time also were required to put this in and there may be a handful of properties out there that for some reason we haven't seen that they're not in compliance in this particular instance. our code enforcement outreach program, one of our vendors, ben ing, actually brought this to our attention. we went out, took a look at it, saw they were in violation, wrote a notice of violation. we have done the typical process here that is required by code, the notice of violation goes to the property owner. and on-site we're dealing with the lessee. as far as trying to work with th
>> in addressing the severity of the penalty, in fact, under the law, under both the ordinance and the regulations, the only penaltis that require a showing of prior violations in order to increase are the administrative fines. from the very first infraction the department of public health has the discretion to revoke a massage permit. the fact it hasn't in this case despite repeated violations, discovered both by the public health inspectors and in operations with the police is a gift. it is a gift from the department of public health that that permit will still exist after this hearing, if the decision here is upheld. i really don't think there is any ground to reduce the penalty. i think if anything, the penalty is still quite gracious. you have a repeat violator in front of you. she is unpreentent and keeps doing it. the attempts to nit pick with the hearings and was everything that we did absolutely perfect? no, but that is not the standard. she certainly had a fair hearing. she certainly had an opportunity to present her case to dph and if she didn't, she certainly had t
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